Private equity funds are costly, and increasingly risky. Asset owners should consider whether it’s worth it in today's increasingly uncertain market environment.
India's poorly developed infrastructure sector is attracting much-needed funds from the likes of CPPIB, Reliance Nippon Life and Edelweiss Tokio Life via a new investment structure.
Asset owners offered clarity about their alternative investment preferences at our 13th Asia Investment Summit.
Senior executives at Prudential Malaysia and EPF outlined the various regulatory hurdles and market constraints during a panel discussion at a recent AI forum.
China’s $941 billion sovereign wealth fund will likely continue to ramp up its alternative investments even as the investment climate grows more difficult in some respects.
With uninvested capital levels hitting all-time highs and valuations rising, private equity investors may be able to find better value among small-to-mid-cap emerging market funds.
Lower levels of unused capital and higher distributions mean private equity funds in emerging markets could continue to outperform developed market peers. Challenges remain though.
Korean Teachers' Credit Union seeks higher yields in US bonds and infrastructure amid the spectre of a potential trade war.
Foreign asset managers are busy debuting onshore China products through their local units but hedge funds are in no rush to do so, thanks to high hurdles and low demand, say experts.
Appetite is growing for investments in the mainland shared office sector following WeWork's bold expansion in the country, amid rising demand for Asian real estate assets.
The Canadian pension fund expects China and India to receive higher investment allocations as part of a strategy that will see it double emerging market assets by 2025.
Asia continues to get the most attention from private equity investors in emerging markets, but some feel they are wrong to overlook certain other regions.
The volatility of global equity markets during the first few months of the year has raised the profile of the Volatility Index. But few asset owners in Asia are looking to use it.
The two US firms are to launch open-ended core real estate products to tap rising demand among global investors for Asian property. BlackRock may also consider such a move.
As typical real estate investment yields continue to fall, asset owners are increasingly looking at obtaining returns from the financing portion of property deals.
Asset owners across Asia Pacific and the world continue to favour ploughing assets into private equity. They are getting keener on co-investing too, according to Preqin.
The very manner of existence of cryptocurrencies is causing investors and regulators some headaches. Would-be buyers should consider them before investing their money.
China and India may see their first real estate investment trusts launched this year, but some are sceptical about the growth prospects for Asia’s Reit sector.
Compared to core property investments, the higher yields available on assets such as data centres, elderly housing and student accommodation are sparking growing interest.
The rise of cryptocurrencies has led to more consideration of them as a genuine investment class. But they pose a myriad of problems for serious institutional investors.